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Parasound Debuts Flagship Halo JC 1+ 450-Watt Monoblock Power Amplifier

January 17th, 2020

San Francisco |  January 17, 2020 -- For nearly two decades, the Parasound Halo JC 1 monoblock power amplifier, designed by the legendary John Curl, was Parasound's flagship product, and the aspirational amplifier for thousands of audiophiles world-wide.

A five-year effort by Curl and Parasound, and sweeping circuit improvements, have resulted in the amazing Parasound Halo JC 1+ mono ... Read More.

Aurender Introduces ACS100 Streamer/Ripper/Server

January 6th, 2020

Building off the launch of the larger ACS10 Aurender launched the ACS100

The ACS100 was developed to be a more cost-effective version of the ACS10 offering many of the same functions as the ACS10. The ACS100 quite simply delivers much more than other competitive brands in its price class.

As a music server / streamer, the ACS100 enjoys operational control via Aurender Conductor for both iPad t ... Read More.

Aurender Introduces N100SC Upgradeable Streamer

December 22nd, 2019

Introduction to the N100SC 

With high-resolution streaming gaining market acceptance as the predominant source of music among some audiophiles, the need for HDD storage for these users is somewhat diminished. In response to this trend, Aurender developed a solution that satisfies both the file collector and the streaming enthusiasts needs - optional storage. 

The N100SC, and its companion ... Read More.

McIntosh Announces MC901 Dual Mono Amplifier

December 13th, 2019

McIntosh Announces MC901 Dual Mono Amplifier

A one-of-a-kind, ultimate solution for bi-amping loudspeakers: a 300 Watt vacuum tube amplifier and a 600 Watt solid state amplifier on one chassis

Binghamton, NY – December 11, 2019 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for 70 years, is proud to announce the MC901 Dual Mono Amplif ... Read More.

Nordost Tonearm Cable + now available in Blue Heaven, Heimdall 2, Frey 2, and Tyr 2!

December 10th, 2019

The tonearm cable is the most critical and sensitive cable in any vinyl-sourced hifi system. The delicate signals generated by pick-up cartridges in these systems demand purpose-built, low-capacitance cables, in order to protect from signal loss and image smearing. However, to truly get the most from a tonearm cable, proper attention must be paid to grounding as well. Without proper grounding, the nois ... Read More.

Magico Introduces A5 Loudspeaker

December 6th, 2019

The following is a press release issued by Magico.

Hayward, CA | December 6, 2019 – The largest and most advanced of Magico’s A Series, the A5 incorporates the company’s first 5-inch pure midrange driver as well as enhanced midrange and bass driver cone technology. These new cones achieve unprecedented stiffness-to-weight ratio, a key parameter that Magico has pursued over the p ... Read More.

Roon releases Valence, Roon 1.7

November 22nd, 2019

Introducing Valence -- finding your next music obsession with Roon 1.7!

Roon Labs is proud to announce the largest project we’ve ever undertaken. After two years of focused design and engineering, we’re unveiling an entirely new technology we call Valence. Valence is a system built on a massive new cloud database, which uses machine learning algorithms – designed with our passion for music – to model the many dimensions of relate ... Read More.

Boulder Announces Immediate Release and Shipment of 866 Integrated

October 30th, 2019

The following is a press release issued by Boulder Amplifiers.

October 30, 2019 | Louisville, CO – Boulder Amplifiers is pleased to announce the immediate release and shipment of the 866 Integrated. The 866 is a part of the 800 Series and the successor to the highly successful 865 Integrated Amplifier.

The 866 will be released in two versions: an all-analog version ... Read More.

Wilson Audio Introduces ActivXO Dual Subwoofer Crossover and Controller

October 14th, 2019

The following is a press release issued by Wilson Audio.

October 14, 2019 - Wilson Audio’s approach to subwoofers, whether to augment a music system or a high-end home theater system, has always been unconventional. Even in the most expensive competing designs, there seems to be a  willingness to compromise performance in favor of convenience   or lifestyle considerations. In an ... Read More.

Amazon Music Introduces HD Audio Streaming with Amazon Music HD

September 27th, 2019

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 17, 2019-- (NASDAQ: AMZN) Amazon Music today announced the launch of Amazon Music HD, a new tier of premium quality music with more than 50 million songs in High Definition, and millions of songs in Ultra High Definition, the highest quality streaming audio available. At just $12.99/month for Prime members and $14.99/month for Amazon customer ... Read More.